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Teacher Workshop in partnership with The World Affairs Council – Cuba
August 4, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cuba, often at center stage in international affairs, is again the focus of global attention. After Fidel Castro stepped down after nearly fifty years as Cuba’s leader, his brother, Raúl Castro, embarked upon a series of reforms that are gradually but fundamentally changing the country. The 2014 announcement to normalize Cuba-U.S. relations after over five decades during which the two countries had no diplomatic ties also signified a historic shift. While the 1959 revolution brought opportunities and advances long denied to many Cubans, others lost property, jobs, and the positions they held in Cuban society. Cubans today have very different opinions about their country’s history and its future direction.